Indians are accepted in US, says Kiki Skagen Munshi
|Source: The Hitavada Date: 10 Mar 2017 11:51:13|
By Rajan Raikwar,
“People of America do not know much about India. However, in America, Indians are well accepted,” said well known American author and ex-official of US Foreign Services, Kiki Skagen Munshi.
Interacting with ‘The Hitavada’ Kiki Skagen Munshi said that normally Americans do not have enough knowledge about India and they knew it only for tigers, meditation and so on. Henceforth, she is going to pen down a novel focused on India so that Americans can know more about India.
The recent incidents of attack against couple of Indians in America have hurt her. “Attack on Indians in America is unfortunate” she lamented.
As far as India is concerned then she describes it as a country with rich diverse culture and she is smitten by it.
Saying that India is biggest economic market, she vouched for strong relationship between India and America. “We need to have relationship with India,” she underlined. She first came to India as a student in 1965 and she was impressed by the diverse culture persisting in India. Later on, she got married to an Indian and her daughter was born in Delhi. Her novel ‘Whisper in Bucharest’ was published in Bucharest in 2014 and received rave reviews.
When asked whether there is fear of insecurity among Americans that Indians are pouring in their country and eating up their jobs? she said it’s not like that and Indians are accepted in America in well manner. There is no fear among Americans regarding Indians getting job in their country.
Moreover, she is an avid reader of newspapers and knows some of the prominent newspapers of India. She is impressed the way local and cultural news finds space in Indian newspapers.
She says that even most American papers too have cultural pages. She is friend of IGP Manish Shanker Sharma and came to Bhopal on brief trip on his invitation.